May 16, 2017 • Contributor: Jen Carreiro from Something Turquoise
Hey crafty babes! Jen Carreiro here, the turquoise-crazed owner and maker of Something Turquoise, a wedding blog that celebrates the DIY bride. This month I’m excited to share a lovely list of 7 unique ways you can create your very own wedding signs using your Cricut Explore. Wedding signs have many different purposes, from greeting your guests, to telling them where to go and what’s on the menu, while some are just pretty decor. Hand-making signs of this nature are on the rise and we can thank the powers of Pinterest for that. So my question to you, is what technique is your favorite? I dare you to try to choose just one!
This adorable sign shows off the best of both worlds, paint and wood. Create the design out of Cricut stencil material, apply it to the wood and then paint over it. Before the paint dries, carefully peel the stencil up with the piercing tool and voila!
One amazing feature of the Cricut that often gets overlooked is its ability to draw things perfectly. You could easily program the pen tool draw a table number that looks just like this! Cricut makes a ton of beautiful pens from metallic colors to bright basics.
ETCHING (real + faux)
Glass etching, both real and faux, is a wonderfully romantic look for weddings. The first image is an actual menu mirror that has been etched and the second image is a DIY sign made with the Cricut Explore and Window Cling in Frosted White. You can hardly tell the difference right!?! For real etching you would use the Cricut stencil sheet and etching cream, once finished it’s permanent. Using the frosted white window cling on the other hand is temporary and will peel off any mirror as soon as your done with it. Get the full DIY tutorial and free SVG cut files from Polka Dot Bride!
Image: DIY Tutorial + Image: Polka Dot Bride
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